Bolivia's Salt Flats

Deep beneath Bolivia's salt flats, lies key to next generation of electric cars.

Bolivian Salt Flats: Extracting Lithium

Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Bolivian Salt Flats
Extracting the lithium is quite simple science. The intense high-mountain sun evaporates the water. Over a two-month period it is moved through a series of evaporation ponds to separate the metals and minerals. This test pond is the size of a swimming pool. Once the plant is running the ponds will be miles across. (Jeffrey Kofman/ABC News)
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